So the last time I wrote a blog it was July/June in lockdown. A few months later and not much has changed...
As I write this, I am on day who even knows of isolation. To be honest it’s not been anywhere near as bad as I thought, but it is a very strange experience to be locked up in your own house by law. I’m very fortunate to have my house mates, who are also my very close friends, and lots of people around to ensure we are okay. Unfortunately it was inevitable one of my house was going to get it at some point with the cases surging everywhere.
I personally think it’s best to just get it over and done with, so you have a bit of immunity for the upcoming few months.
University is back in full swing, deadlines for essays are already creeping up, but I’m very thankful that we are still able to have face time face teaching and plenty of work to be doing during these times, as I would definitely go insane.
My cycling fitness however, as a result of 2 weeks off and then going straight into isolation is another concern. Luckily it’s still very early into winter training, so plenty of time to get fitness back for what’s hopefully going to be a exciting year (providing this corona ends)
I haven’t much to update on the cycling front, it’s pretty strange having a year with no races as that’s what my life has evolved around the last 5 years of my life or so! I’m very luckily to be part of the Loughborough performance programme again this year, the support and training I gain from them is surreal, so should mean I’m hopefully in a strong position for a good season next year.
Although 2020 is a year you quite literally couldn’t make up, so far I’ve had one of the best years yet. I had a bonus month in the Alps, did a bit of city touring (within restrictions of course) and ticked off a few walks in the Lake District and Peak District. Sounds cliché, but I just had more time to appreciate the outdoors and people that are around me. You just have to make the best out of a shit situation.
I was going to make a optimistic statement to end the blog about Covid ending soon, but I’m not too sure.